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Counsellor at Law (1933) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..

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Counsellor at Law (1933)

By smumcountry on Mar 22, 2015 From Smum County

March 22, 2015 by smumcounty I really like John Barrymore, that resonant vibrato, that great profile (the great profile), that thick shock of hair. But I had heard much about his stage performances and his roles in silent films where he was considered by some to be the pre-eminent actor of his time ... Read full article


Counsellor at Law (1933)

By smumcountry on Mar 22, 2015 From Smum County

March 22, 2015 by smumcounty I really like John Barrymore, that resonant vibrato, that great profile (the great profile), that thick shock of hair. But I had heard much about his stage performances and his roles in silent films where he was considered by some to be the pre-eminent actor of his time ... Read full article


The William Wyler Blogathon: Counsellor at Law (1933)

By shadowsandsatin on Jun 27, 2012 From Shadows and Satin

I?ve seen John Barrymore in quite a few films: Svengali, which I remember watching at a young age on a Sunday afternoon; one of my favorite comedies, Twentieth Century; those star-packed MGM offerings, Dinner at Eight and Grand Hotel; A Bill of Divorcement, notable as Katharine Hepburn?s first film;... Read full article


Counsellor at Law (William Wyler, 1933)

By Judy on May 22, 2011 From Movie Classics

Back to the pre-Code period – and back to John Barrymore. I’ve already written about one fine, though little-known, film where he plays a lawyer, State’s Attorney (1932).?The following year he starred in this even better legal drama, which must be one of his finest talkies, and is ... Read full article


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Bessie Green: [answering a call] I thought you were dead and buried. Well sure I missed you, like Booth missed Lincoln. What do you think I've been doing, sitting around the house embroidering doilies?


Bessie Green: Who's calling, please? Mr. McKey? K as in kitty?


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Paul Muni was the first choice for the lead, but refused to play a Jewish role.
The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 6 November 1931 and closed in July 1932 after 232 performances. Many of the cast originated their movie roles in the play: John Hammond Dailey, Malka Kornstein, Marvin Kline, T.H. Manning, John Qualen, Angela Jacobs, Elmer Brown and Conway Washburne. Also in the opening night cast was Paul Muni (who turned down his role of George Simon for the movie) and Ned Glass. Vincent Sherman was in a Chicago production of the play.
Although Victor Adams was cast in the role of David Adams and that character is mentioned in the movie, his scenes were cut from the film before release.
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